- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 235 KB
- Print Length: 45 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (29 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B86P3BQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #183,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Building BRICs: The New Scramble For Africa Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I really like the acccessibilty of the authors writing style and the balance between a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the topic. Would definitely recommend it for those interested in the topic, those with a passing interest or even those who have no concept of the BRICs relationship with Africa. There's really something for everyone. And at £1.99, it's a steal considering it's written to Financial Times standard (by a Financial Times journalist no less) but actually more affordable than a single issue of the Financial Times.
What you get in the book are some examples of investments made, of areas where each of the BRIC countries / companies coming from there focus on (geography as well as industry / field of activity) and some opinions on where this could develop towards.
As lots of it is based on a point in time picture (late 2012 / early 2013) many things are somewhat dated - something the author could have avoided by looking at longer term trends and developments. One also often gets the impression that the coverage of various BRIC companies and the African states these invest in depended primarily on the sources avialable to the author, which could present a somewhat distorted view.
The essay (the length is not quite that of a full grown book) is certainly a solid first look at the topic but will probably not satisfy the more interested or knowledgeable reader. As such more of a summary of the potential importance of Africa as a place for doing business in and some general peculiarities that may make it easier for companies from BRIC states to do so than an in-depth analysis of the subject.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always known that there is more to Africa than just the images of poverty, famine and war that I am so familiar with. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2013 by Maria
Very insightful little book. There's great attention to detail that's clear in the work. Only wish that the book was a bit longer. Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2013 by Justine
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